Sorry to create such a problem gents! I feel some sort of response is warranted.
In retrospect, I should have probably joined a truck forum for info about pulling a fifth wheel similar in weight to the Crusader 290 RLT.
I did, however, learn a lot from the thread.
1. I know to pay attention to the payload capacity of the truck in addition to the towing capacity.
2. A properly equipped F150 Eco boost will handle this fifth wheel, although at the upper limits of the specs.
3. While many are concerned with the long term consequences of a 6 cylinder pulling 8000-9,000 lbs, there are no indicators at this time proving trouble with this truck-trailer combination.
The glass is half full in my books. Smart driving, speed control and common sense are telling me that things will be okay. I hope to post pictures of the Crusader in the future!
Thanks for all your advice!
Cheers to happy towing!
PS: No responses required!